Sequoia Voting Machine Hacked To Play Pac-Man

[Without breaking the tamper-evident seals:][link]

>We received the machine with the original tamper-evident seals intact. The software can be replaced without breaking any of these seals, simply by removing screws and opening the case.

I don’t know about you, but my votes sure don’t feel safe.

[link]: “Pac-Man on the Sequoia AVC-Edge DRE Voting Machine”


How Useful Is YouTube’s 5-Star Rating System?

[5-star ratings utterly dominate][link] the distribution of overall votes. 1 star votes are in “second place”, but as the graph shows it isn’t even close.

Star ratings really don’t work well on the internet. YouTube would be much better off with a simple “thumbs up” and “thumbs down” system, and doing their algorithmic magic on those.

The short answer to the question in the title of this post: not very.

[link]: “YouTube Blog: Five Stars Dominate Ratings”